|by Jacques Bertinier|
I love picking up little books easy and quick to read, fitting in my handbag and share great knowledge about about my favourite subject: food. I read this little gem in the tram on the way home yesterday.
Did you know for example where the name Carpaccio comes from? He was a painter in Venice, Italy in 15th - 16th century who was known for a red base in his paintings. This inspired Chef Cipriani to name his beef dish carpaccio, served at dinner in honour of Countess Amalia Mocenigo.
At some point spring and hopefully summer will start in Brussels, one of my preferred drinks on a hot day is a kir, i didn't know it was named after the french mayor of Dijon from 1945 till his dead, Mr Felix Kir. He used to add creme de cassis to white Bourgogne aligote to balance the taste.
I wonder what dishes or recipes recently were named after their creator. I think you may have heard about Heston Blumenthal's "mock turtle soup" and Sat Bains' slow cooked duck eggs he served at the "Great British Menu" . I will have to dig a bit to find more. will keep you posted. Feel free to send me the ones you have found.